A member asked:
Can appendicitis be chronic?
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Dr. Garrett Caldwell answered
8 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Appendicitis is not chronic. It is possible to have chronic irritation to the appendix, but it is not a chronic infection. If infected, the appendix is removed. However, even after an appendectomy, it is possible to get appendicitis again. Usually a little stump of the appendix is left and this can, rarely, get infected again.
Answered on Dec 17, 2019
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